There are a variety of resources for faculty, residents, and fellows available at Yale that support Yale's commitment to promote racial, gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.
YSM & YNHHS
- Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM)
The Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM) was founded in 1979 to address issues related to gender equality at the Yale School of Medicine. SWIM works to raise awareness of issues relevant to women who are faculty at the School of Medicine, and to advocate for women faculty with respect to these issues. SWIM meets regularly with the Dean to address issues and work together on ongoing initiatives critical to ensuring gender equity at the School of Medicine.
- Dean’s Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ Affairs
The Dean’s Advisory Council collaborates with other groups to cultivate visible supports and a vibrant, connected community of LGBTQI+ individuals and their allies at YSM. The Advisory Council helps guide the expansion of LGBTQI+ health research, and coordinates efforts to foster an inclusive, patient-centered environment in which tailored care is available for LGBTQI+ patients. Furthermore, the Advisory Council oversees initiatives that prepare our trainees to serve all of their patients with excellence, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Diversity and Inclusion at Yale New Haven Hospital
The hospital is committed to providing an environment of inclusion that supports the diversity of its patients, visitors, employees, business partners and communities.
- Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity (DICE)
DICE provides outreach to strengthen the pipeline of diverse individuals for healthcare and biomedical careers; in regard to diversity, our ultimate goal is to identify and recruit talented individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion (MORE)
- The Minority Organization for Retention and Expansion (MORE) recognizes that diversity is a critical component of a vibrant learning environment. Fostering an environment at the Yale School of Medicine that is welcoming to all is vital to successfully recruit outstanding minority faculty members. Likewise, ensuring that minority faculty, once recruited, have the resources and mentoring needed to be successful is critical for improving retention. Thus, MORE seeks to support both the recruitment and retention of minority faculty through a variety of events and venues.
- Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Our mission is to support a diverse YSM community that is empowered to transform health care and biomedical science. We strive to create an inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students whose voices and contributions are valued and respected.
- Office for Faculty Affairs
- Faculty Affairs oversees the policies and procedures related to faculty appointments and promotions and advises faculty members, department chairs, and administrative offices on policies regarding recruitment, retention, compensation, and leaves of absence.
- Office for Women in Medicine
- The Office for Women in Medicine promotes the academic growth of women in medicine and medical sciences.
- Yale Minority Housestaff Organization
- The Yale Minority Housestaff Organization (MHO) is an organization dedicated to creating a supportive and fecund environment for minorities throughout Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health. Members include medical residents, fellows, and other healthcare trainees.
- Association of Hispanic and Latin American Students (Yale School of Management)
The Association of Hispanic and Latin American Students strives to enhance the experience of Latin American and Hispanic students at the Yale School of Management through the organization of professional, cultural, and social events.
- Black Business Alliance (BBA)
The Black Business Alliance (BBA) works to enhance the experience of its membership and the broader Yale SOM community through professional, social, and cultural events and activities.
- Latinx Law Students Association (LLSA)
- LLSA is dedicated to facilitating growth, community-building, and professional and academic development for all our members. In service of these broad goals, LLSA designs programming intended to provide opportunities to meet Latinx practitioners, activists, members of public service, academics, and others; to connect with our alumni network; and to create a political and cultural footprint at Yale Law School.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (LGBTS) at Yale
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (LGBTS) at Yale promotes innovative interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching on the historical and contemporary experience of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people.
- Office of LGBTQ Resources
- The Office of LGBTQ Resources provides services and support for students, faculty and staff across the University, in part by providing training and support for the programing, organizations and initiatives of students, faculty, staff, alumni and the local community.
- Yale BBS Diversity and Inclusion Collective (YBDIC)
- The Yale BBS Diversity and Inclusion Collective (YBDIC) is committed to fostering the intellectual and personal growth of underrepresented minority (URM) students in Biological & Biomedical Sciences.
- Yale Black Graduate Student Network
- Yale Black Law Students Association
- The Yale Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is a student organization composed of Yale Law School students concerned with issues affecting members of the African Diaspora. The purpose of BLSA is to support and advance the interests of its members and the broader Black community.
- Yale College Cultural Affairs and Centers
- The cultural centers at Yale serve as gathering places for communities of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The centers foster a sense of cultural identity, encourage student leadership, facilitate critical reflection, and stimulate informed action and social justice advocacy. They also act as social hubs and community bases for students, supplementing the social environment of the larger Yale College community. Founded in 1969, the Afro-American Cultural Center was Yale College’s first cultural center. Referred to as the House, it served as a model then for La Casa Cultural de Julia de Burgos, the Latino Cultural Center in 1977 and later the Asian American Cultural Center and the Native American Cultural Center.
- Yale Latino Alumni Network (YLAN)
- YLAN strives to help Yale alumni, current & future students, as well as, faculty & staff, stay connected, network, and be informed about Latinx issues.
- Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group
Connecting Yale staff and faculty to foster a more welcoming and respectful campus community for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals and their allies.
- Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities
- The Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities is dedicated to fostering research and theoretical reflection on the history of sexualities, especially as they intersect with other axes of social difference and inequality.
- Yale Women Faculty Forum
- The Yale Women Faculty Forum (WFF) was established in 2001 during Yale’s Tercentennial year to highlight the importance of women faculty at the University and foster gender equity through policy initiatives, research, and innovative programs.
- New Haven Pride Center
The purpose of New Haven Pride Center, formerly the New Haven Gay and Lesbian Community Center, is to provide educational, cultural and social enrichment for the LGBTQ+ community, its allies, and members, to make a positive contribution to the entire community of Greater New Haven.